Din­ner with Friends

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Friends & Fam­ily by name, friends and fam­ily by na­ture. This re­cently opened restau­rant sees two child­hood friends em­bark on quite the culi­nary ad­ven­ture along with 50 of their clos­est friends and fam­ily. Fo­cus­ing on serv­ing good food with a wel­come smile, Friends & Fam­ily feels like dining at a friend’s home with a cosy dé­cor, a not too fussy at­ti­tude and gen­er­ous serv­ings. In the kitchen chef Elodie Jego is in­spired by each sea­son’s of­fer­ings with the menu chang­ing ev­ery month with a culi­nary cel­e­bra­tion of each new sea­son. The cur­rent menu sees a risotto-style fre­gola pasta dish tossed in with wild mush­rooms, sea bass del­i­cately topped with a cel­ery mous­se­line and a red wine sauce, while veg­e­tar­i­ans are treated to off-menu op­tions that Jego cre­ates with the sea­son’s of­fer­ings, which could in­clude a med­ley of pan-tossed veg­eta­bles beau­ti­fully pre­sented on a bed of hum­mus and sea­soned with herbs and spices. Be­fore set­tling the bill make sure you leave room for the house’s stand­out dessert, the French toast-style brioche served in a wickedly de­li­cious pool of home­made salted caramel sauce. With a 3- course meal sit­ting at a mod­est 33€ this restau­rant is very pop­u­lar, so make sure you call ahead. - S.I. Friends & Fam­ily 18 Cité Bergère (9th), 01 45 23 33 33

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